Analysis and planning

Full cost and value accounting for distributed energy resources

Helping deploy more clean local energy

Our Solar Siting Surveys, interconnection analyses, and cost-benefit analyses show the value of clean local energy in specific locations — which results in more projects being built.

Solar Siting Surveys

The Clean Coalition conducts Solar Siting Surveys to help utilities, CCEs, cities, and communities assess the potential for local solar generation.

Our Solar Siting Survey methodology evaluates all prospective solar sites and the interconnection hosting capacity for each site. The methodology assesses the technical siting potential for built environments, including rooftops, parking lots, and parking garages, which are essential for procuring wholesale distributed generation (WDG).

Interconnection analyses

Interconnecting a wholesale distributed generation (WDG) project to the grid can involve uncertainty and extra costs. That discourages many projects from getting off the ground or even being considered.

The Clean Coalition’s interconnection analyses ensure that projects can be connected to the electric grid without expensive infrastructure updates — and give developers the certainty they need to proceed with WDG projects.

Cost-benefit analyses

Most municipalities, load-serving entities, and businesses will not build a clean energy project — or adopt energy efficiency measures — if it’s not cost-effective.

The Clean Coalition’s cost-benefit analyses show these entities which projects are worth developing. From the monetary value of resilience for Community Microgrids to the payback for LED lighting conversion in commercial buildings, our analyses provide details on costs, savings, and payback times — including how to bundle costs to increase savings.

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Recent news

The latest in clean local energy

Learn about our innovative projects and initiatives on our blog, and see what others are reporting about our important work.

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